CLE Seminars

Buying/Selling Commercial Real Estate
Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday, June 26, 2019/10 a.m.–11 a.m. Pacific
WebCredenza Audio Seminar viaTelephone
1 General CLE credit (each day)

The commercial real estate economy is generally robust, with office and industrial space strong and only retail space lagging because of the continuing transition from brick-and-mortar storefronts to digital commerce. Negotiating and drafting the sale or exchange of commercial real estate is a complex set of tasks. Representations and warranties have become more extensive and exacting in detail. Financing contingencies have become lengthy and surpassingly complex because of tighter underwriting standards. Due diligence has become lengthier, more invasive, and costlier—or barely permitted at all in particularly “hot” markets. This program discusses the major components of commercial real estate buy/sell agreements and negotiating other operative documents.

Part 1—June 25, 2019

Click to register: $65

  • Planning opportunities and challenges for real estate and real estate entrepreneurs
  • Planning for lifetime giving of fractional interests in real estate
  • Asset protection techniques for real estate assets
  • Issues related to restructured real estate assets
  • Planning for family properties—QPRTs, SERTs, and LLC techniques

Part 2—June 26, 2019

Click to register: $65

  • Unique challenges of planning for liquidity with illiquid assets
  • Valuation discount issues and planning in a rising but volatile market
  • Value freezing techniques using LLCs
  • Grantor retained annuity trust (GRAT), sales to defective grantor trusts, and sales of self-cancelling installment notes
  • Charitable giving techniques for real estate

Oregon Pay Equity: What Lawyers Should Know When Advising Employers and Employees
Thursday, June 27, 2019/3:00–5:00 p.m.
World Trade Center, Bldg 2 Mezzanine, 26 SW Salmon
Multnomah Bar Association CLE seminar

Oregon’s new pay equity law – arguably one of the strictest in the nation – came into full effect on January 1, and pay equity is top of mind for many employers and employees alike. This CLE will survey major features of the new law, compare and contrast it with laws recently adopted in other states (including Washington and California), and discuss unique compliance challenges and opportunities that the law presents for employers. The session will be led by two Portland-based attorneys who will share perspectives based on their experience litigating pay equity cases for plaintiffs and defendants, respectively: Laura Salerno Owens of Markowitz Herbold PC and Kathryn G. Mantoan of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

For more information: Contact Cody Elliott, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP at 503.205.2465. For registration questions, contact the MBA at 503.222.3275.


2019 RELU Annual Summer Conference
Friday, August 16, 2019/7:45 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 17, 2019/7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 N. Hwy. 97, Bend
5.5 General CLE credits, 3.25 Practical Skills credits, 1 Ethics credit, and 1 Access to Justice credit

Sponsored by the Real Estate & Land Use Section.

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$275 Real Estate & Land Use Section member
$300 Regular

Real Estate & Land Use Section members—enter coupon code RELU19SM when checking out to receive $25 registration discount.


The Corporate Designee Deposition: Avoiding Traps & Pitfalls
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 pm..–1:00 p.m.
Standard Insurance, Auditorium, 900 SW Fifth Ave.; Portland

Part of the Multnomah Bar Association Advanced Pre-Trial Litigation Series

FRCP 30(b)(6) and ORCP 39(C)(6) provide for the taking of sworn testimony from a corporate designee. This CLE will focus on the party witness, and will provide tips on how to avoid traps and pitfalls associated with this important discovery provision.

Speakers: Román Hernández and Emily Reber, Troutman Sanders LLP

Go to the series registration page for details.


Business Law Section Annual CLE program
Friday, November 8, 2019
Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland


51st Annual Institute on Securities Regulation
November 4–6, 2019
New York
Practising Law CLE conference

What You Will Learn

  • The latest developments in the capital markets, from unicorn IPOs, to due diligence issues, to direct listings, and more
  • Financing issues for late-stage and smaller reporting companies, including structured notes, ICOs, and more
  • The ABCs of ESG (New)
  • Disclosure challenges for public companies
  • Workshop on engagement (New)
  • A primer on proxy
  • Accounting and auditing developments that companies, audit committees and counsel need to know
  • Recent developments in Delaware law
  • What’s trending in M&A
  • Updates on enforcement priorities from state and federal regulators
  • The defense perspective on enforcement
  • Key considerations in bringing, defending and resolving private securities litigation

https://www.pli.edu/programs/institute-on-securities-regulation?t=live